Sunday, January 3, 2010

2007 Niagara Peninsula

2007 Le Clos Jordanne

2007 Le Clos Jordanne Village Reserve Pinot Noir, VQA Niagara Peninsula

This was the 2nd wine of my blind tasting. The first vintage that Le Clos Jordanne is bottling the best parcels of the Talon Ridge vineyard separately, which is where the bulk of the Village Reserve comes from. This vintage is so hot and so much of a powerhouse that it's a shame to drink it now - but I desperately wanted to have a taste.

Dark colour, with a sense of density. Brooding. After 24 hours in the bottle, you really begin to sense the jamminess of fruit indicative of this vintage, and a gaminess that good pinot noir offers. Beautiful fruit in the mouth, but the still firm tannic structure indicates that patience is required. A great pinot noir, that will change opinions of what Niagara wine is.

I'm glad I tasted this wine. My other bottles? Away for another 5-7.


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